The characters were well developed, and the story was interesting.
There were some intriguing plot twists.
The narrator is an excellent actor with a range of accents.
I don't want to give anything away, but yes, one of the plot twists took me by surprise.
If Simon Winchester had tackled this topic, it would have been so much easier to follow. The author tries to do too much with too little editing, jumping from pioneers in medicine and their contributions, to the flu epidemic and how the government handled it, back to biographies of pioneers in medicine, back to the effect of the epidemic on individual cities, keeping no chronological timeline. I think this would have been a lot better if the author had not tried to cover so much information.
It has turned me off from books authored by John M. Barry.
I have listened to several performances by Scott Brick. I will not listen to another. He has a tendency to read in a sing song manner. Also, from time to time he sounds like someone has said, "read it again, with more feeling."
I don't know. There are so many to consider.
I was disappointed in the unnecessary use of racist terms. The story would not have been affected without them.
The characters were mostly pretty mean, petty people.
She is a good reader. Characters' voices were varied.
Great characters and setting. Interesting story lines. And the narrator is one of the best I've heard.
When he cut the dark horse loose and they rode off together.
Yes. He's a great narrator.
Yes, but it was too long. Loved it.
I had read the book and wanted to listen to it. No disappointment at all. They never should have discontinued the TV series!
A bit more editing would have made this book better. Stories about individual characters are long winded, and it's too easy to anticipate what is going to happen in this mystery.
Book 3 of The Chronicles of St. Mary's--also about Time Traveling Brits, but much more engaging.
The performance was really good, but I had trouble empathizing with the characters.
Anyone who doesn't mind a novel composed of short stories strung together.
Probably a mystery by an author I like.
There were several narrators, some good, some irritating.
I would not have cut any, but I would have made sure that the novel had a better flow and was not so disjointed.
I rarely write reviews, but this novel was exceptionally disappointing.
I love Douglas Preston and Lincoln child's Relic series and Agent Pendergrass, which is why I tried this.
It was very slow. I was bored listening to it as it unfolded so slowly.
I don't know. I thought John Glover was good at doing several voices, but his tendency to warble from time to time, change registers dramatically, was not enjoyable for me.
None that I can think of.
The character of Gideon is not as interesting as those created by Preston and Child in the past.
I am so happy that this novel did not deal with Pendergast's wife and family. I didn't really enjoy Two Graves--but this one is great. The story was engaging, suspenseful to the end.
The numerous switchbacks in the plot kept me entertained.
The performance is excellent, as always. My disappointment in the Two Graves was with the plot, not the performance.
Trouble in glitter gulch.
The readers were wonderful actors. Their performance outdid the story.
It probably will have a follow up because it ended with questions unanswered.
The story jumps from the present to the past, which is not unusual, but the characters have more than one name. This causes confusion. I had trouble following the narrative, and I have a Ph.D. and am a voracious reader.
Yes, if they like science fiction/fantasy. Even if they don't, the story is compelling.
The confrontation on the island between Butcher and friends and the Winter Court.
I don't want to give it away by saying more.
Yes, but it was great having it to return to when I could.
James Marsters is one of the best narrators out there. I am looking for books he narrates no matter who wrote them.
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